Thnx for your response, Rob. That's the point, I think. With a follower board and presumably a long enough hive the actual size the bees occupy would change according to the needs. I'm not convinced yet you would need to manipulate this hive any more than a vertical one, and it seems to me it would be a lot easier(lighter). I'm but a newbeek, it's all logic and not experience for me. That's why I asked here. I take your experience onboard though.